The rapid spread of COVID-19 across borders has caused companies and organisations worldwide to fundamentally rethink and restructure the way they work. Telecommuting replaced office life, and e-learning substituted in-person workshops on a global scale. While GRID3 operations have not been untouched by the pandemic, the partnership’s reliance on innovative learning solutions since its inception has allowed for a fast adaptation to the new circumstances.
GRID3 has recently launched a webinar series in which GRID3 experts break down technical details about our work in a user-friendly and easily understandable manner. The series will include webinars about settlements, boundaries, population modeling, census, and other areas of GRID3 expertise.
To kick off the series, GRID3 experts introduce settlement work, detailing how we create and categorise settlement layers with potential health applications. See the video below.
The new GRID3 interactive data visualisation hubs provide a vital, centralised source of high quality geospatial data. They enhance coordination on data production, and encourage closer coordination among the various government bodies that are working on COVID-19 prevention and response.
The GRID3 Training Team has been working full speed to develop an online Learning Management System (LMS) that will make it possible to train hundreds of data experts during a time in which COVID-19 makes in-person interaction impossible. Now the platform is ready and being implemented in various of the GRID3 countries.
The quick and effective reaction of the Government of Nigeria is underpinned by a National COVID-19 Multi-Sectoral Pandemic Response Plan. GRID3 Nigeria has been working closely with the Presidential Task Force to swiftly support the government’s efforts and integrate geospatial data solutions into their plans.